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Senate File 2181

SENATE FILE BY JOHNSON Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act providing for the content of ethanol in ethanol blended 2 gasoline. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6232XS 82 5 da/nh/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 214A.2, subsection 3, paragraph b, 1 2 subparagraph (2), Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 1 3 (2) For ethanol blended gasoline other than E=85 gasoline, 1 4 the following shall apply: 1 5 (a) Except as provided in subparagraph subdivision (b) at 1 6 least ten percent of the gasoline by volume must be ethanol. 1 7 (b) At least twenty percent of the gasoline by volume must 1 8 be ethanol. 1 9 (i) This subparagraph subdivision (b) takes effect six 1 10 months after the secretary of agriculture publishes a notice 1 11 in the Iowa administrative bulletin certifying that the United 1 12 States environmental protection agency has approved the use of 1 13 ethanol blended gasoline containing at least twenty percent 1 14 ethanol by volume in this state. 1 15 (ii) Subparagraph subdivision (a), subparagraph 1 16 subdivision part (i), and this subparagraph subdivision part 1 17 (ii) are repealed six months after the secretary of 1 18 agriculture publishes its notice of certification as provided 1 19 in subparagraph subdivision part (i). 1 20 Sec. 2. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE == APPLICATION TO THE 1 21 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. The secretary 1 22 of agriculture shall make application to the United States 1 23 environmental protection agency to obtain approval for the use 1 24 of ethanol blended gasoline containing at least twenty percent 1 25 ethanol by volume in this state. The application shall, as 1 26 necessary, seek a waiver of relevant standards promulgated by 1 27 the agency under the federal Clean Air Act, including but not 1 28 limited to 42 U.S.C. } 7545 and 40 C.F.R. pt. 80. Within 1 29 sixty days after obtaining such approval, the secretary of 1 30 agriculture shall publish a notice in the Iowa administrative 1 31 bulletin certifying the approval as provided in section 1 32 214A.2, subsection 3, paragraph "b", subparagraph (2), as 1 33 amended by this Act. The department shall deliver a copy of 1 34 the notice to the Iowa Code editor. 1 35 EXPLANATION 2 1 This bill amends Code section 214A.2, which provides 2 2 standards for motor fuel, by increasing the minimum ethanol 2 3 content of ethanol blended gasoline from 10 to 20 percent. 2 4 The increase is effective six months after the secretary of 2 5 agriculture publishes a notice in the Iowa administrative 2 6 bulletin certifying that the United States environmental 2 7 protection agency has approved the use of the increased blend. 2 8 The bill requires the secretary of agriculture to make 2 9 application to the United States environmental protection 2 10 agency to obtain approval for the use of the increased blend, 2 11 and publish notice of the approval in the Iowa administrative 2 12 bulletin. 2 13 LSB 6232XS 82 2 14 da/nh/14
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